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Pinguicula primuliflora (Southern butterwort)
Cressler, Alan

Pinguicula primuliflora

Pinguicula primuliflora Alph. Wood & Godfrey

Southern Butterwort

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Pinguicula primuliflora, found from Georgia and Florida west to Mississippi, usually growing in running water, has a violet flower with a white ring in the center and a yellow beard inside the lower lip.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Violet
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Pinguicula primuliflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pinguicula primuliflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pinguicula primuliflora


Record Modified: 2023-01-12
Research By: SET

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